39-year-old Reno man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting minor

Michael Jason Gallagher (Photo: Washoe County Jail)

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, according to Reno Police.

Sgt. Curtis Lampert said in a statement that police received a information on Thursday, Aug. 10, that a child might have been the victim of a previous sexual assault.

Detectives began an investigation and interviewed the victim, Lampert said.

Authorities soon made contact with Michael Jason Gallagher and served a search warrant at his home. Gallagher was interviewed, and police collected items from the home.

Gallagher was arrested and booked on three counts of sexual assault of a minor under 14 and three counts of lewdness with a minor under 14.

Lampert says the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident or any similar incidents is asked to contact Reno Police Detectives at 775-657-4601 or Secret Witness at 322-4900,, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.

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